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  1. Abolishing Poverty: Holy Spirit-Inspired Wesleyans Appreciate MLK, Jr. March 22, 2016 1:30 PM by Theodore Walker, Jr.
    Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.… Read More
  2. Reflections on “Catching the Spirit: Reclaiming Methodism as a Movement with and of the poor” January 30, 2014 2:00 PM by Elizabeth S. Tapia
    Editor's Note: The following is a reflection by Elizabeth Tapia the January 28, 2014 Tea and Theology, a monthly staff gathering for the… Read More
  3. Finding God in "Worship With* the Poor" October 11, 2013 4:18 PM by Autumn Dennis
    This article is the sixth and final in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Communit… Read More
  4. My Aldersgate Tapestry Experience May 23, 2013 12:19 PM by Elizabeth S. Tapia
    Editor's Note: The following was originally posted on Mission Musings and has been reposted with permission.   May 24, or the nea… Read More
  5. A Call to Action on Behalf of Children and the Poor May 29, 2012 11:25 AM by Bishop Kenneth L. Carder
    “The crisis among children and the impoverished and our theological and historical mandates demand more than additional programs a… Read More
  6. Engaging in Ministry With the Poor: A Call to Action February 20, 2012 6:05 PM by Thomas Kemper
    Since General Conference 2008, one of the four Areas of Focus of the United Methodist Church has been “Engaging in Ministry with t… Read More
  7. The Most Neglected Spiritual Discipline January 25, 2012 4:33 PM by Bishop Kenneth L. Carder
    Bible reading, prayer, worship attendance, the Sacraments—these are widely affirmed by Christians as vital spiritual disciplines. … Read More
  8. Commentary from Occupy Oakland: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things December 16, 2011 3:35 PM by Sandy Gess
    OAKLAND, Calif. (UMNS) — A handmade sign caught my eye at the general strike march called by Occupy Oakland on Nov. 2. Held by a m… Read More
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About This Blog

Read and comment on a range of personal reflections and perspectives about poverty and Ministry with the Poor. Our goal is to attract diverse voices and points of view from United Methodists and friends, including people and communities living in conditions of poverty, other experts, religious leaders, community organizers, advocates, policy makers, volunteers, and all engaged in Ministry with the Poor.